Chief White Leaving for Denver, Fischer to Launch Search

Louisville Police Chief Robert White is leaving the city to be chief of police for Denver, Colorado. Mayor Greg Fischer announced White’s departure on Twitter, and is speaking about the search for a replacement this hour at Metro Hall. White was appointed by former Mayor Jerry Abramson and was the first chief of the merged […]

Mayor’s Office Celebrates New Jobs as Piecemeal Recovery Continues

A metal company will bring part of its roofing production business to Louisville and create 23 new jobs. That’s enough to earn praise from city officials. The payroll for the jobs at Drexel Metals will be $1.5 million. The company has been offered half a million dollars in tax breaks over ten years to create […]

Official: New Law Did Not Cause Spike In Fireworks Injuries

From Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio The fears of some people that making the sale of firecrackers, bottle rockets and other fireworks legal in Kentucky for the first time this year would lead to more injuries nad fires did not materialize. “Surprisingly, in spite of the increase in the sale of fireworks, we saw that […]

Fischer Chooses Economic Development Director to Lead Bloomberg Project

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has chosen a member of his cabinet to lead a grant-funded project to develop a new manufacturing region with Lexington. Bloomberg Philanthropies is giving Louisville and several other cities grants to form so-called innovation teams to carry out municipal improvement projects. Fischer has tapped interim Economic Development Director Margaret Handmaker to […]

Lawmaker Optimistic About Kentucky Kingdom Reopening

A Kentucky lawmaker whose district includes the shuttered Kentucky Kingdom amusement park says he’s optimistic the state fair board will find an operator for the facility. State Representative Jim Wayne says he was surprised to hear that negotiations with developer Ed Hart to reopen the park fell through last week. Fair board president Harold Workman […]

Town Hall On Infant Mortality To Be Held In West Louisville

The Healthy Start Initiative of Louisville’s health department will hold a town hall meeting tomorrow on infant mortality. Health department spokesman Dave Langdon says much of the discussion will focus on infant mortality rates in west Louisville neighborhoods. “Those are the neighborhoods that healthy start serves. We see infant mortality rates that are anywhere from […]

Bridge Inspection Could Wind Down Soon

Engineers could finish their inspection of the closed Sherman Minton Bridge in a week or so. The Interstate 64 span was shut down by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels on September 9th after a structural crack was discovered. The crack, which dates back to the 1960s when the bridge was built, has been fixed. Officials said […]

GE To Begin Filling 480 New Jobs

From the Associated Press General Electric in Louisville will start taking applications for 480 new jobs starting Wednesday. GE spokeswoman Kim Freeman says former employees and those with manufacturing experience will be given first consideration. The company will accept 6,000 applications, and Freeman says anyone who has previously applied for a GE job will need […]

King Requests Lawsuit Against Group Connected to ‘Green Clean Team’ Be Dismissed

In a letter that will be delivered to Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Friday, Metro Council President Jim King, D-10, is asking the city to drop a lawsuit against the non-profit organization connected to the summer jobs program run by former Councilwoman Judy Green. The LIFE Institute was the fiscal agent of a $55,000 grant […]

Indiana High Court Upholds Its Ruling In Home Entry Case

From the Associated Press The Indiana Supreme Court is upholding its ruling that residents don’t have the right to resist police officers who illegally enter their homes. The 4-1 decision released today comes four months after the court ruled against an Evansville man charged with blocking and shoving a police officer who tried to go […]